The information on this page is based on the FDA's color additives permitted for use in cosmetics. The glitters are considered to be "decorative particles". Our customers are responsible for proper usage in his/her particular application. We are not responsible for unsafe or improper usage. Putting anything (FDA approved or not) in your eyes can result in eye irritation.
This information is current as of May 8th 2016. However, things change with the FDA all the time.
Cosmetic Grade Usage Chart
Skin OK (all)
|Cosmetic Mica Elements: Amethyst Crush|
|Cosmetic Mica Elements: Auburn Ore|
|Cosmetic Mica Elements: Coral Crush|
|Cosmetic Mica Elements: Emerald Earth|
|Cosmetic Mica Elements: Lavender Ash|
|Cosmetic Mica Elements: Queens Court|
|Cosmetic Mica Elements: Sedona Canyon|
|Cosmetic Mica Elements: Sunmist Gold|
|Cosmetic Mica Elements: Topaz Twist|
|Cosmetic Mica Elements: Volcanic Pearl|
Usually, after we show people the above information we get an email about what happens if you use the glitter for something it is not made for. Below is our official statement. Please do not call or email us for more of our thoughts on this subject. The written statement below is the only information we will provide. Thank you!
What is Cosmetic Grade glitter?
Over the past few years, you may have seen the label Cosmetic Grade cropping up on glitter products. If it is truly Cosmetic Grade, it means that the colorants/ingredients in the glitter have been tested by the FDA and are certified as safe for skin.
The very nature of this label implies that all other glitters are not safe for contact with skin. This is not necessarily the case at all. The missing label means the colorants has not been tested by the FDA to be used in cosmetics. It is a personal choice as to whether this label is important to you. It is also your personal choice to use a glitter not labeled safe for eyes/lips on your eyelids and lips.
All the glitters we sell are non-toxic and we offer MSDS sheets on the BulkGlitters.com site if you are interested.
Note: Even glitter that is Cosmetic Grade can still cause skin issues with people who have allergies to polyester or acrylic substances. It is a rare condition, but it can happen.